I promise, I'll get back to at least semi regular blog posts soon ... probably after the Election. In the meantime, here's a post from two years ago today:
October 27, 2014
I think I have a little more insight into why I didn't suffer any (much?) bullying in school. I think it had something to do with being agreeable and undemanding 99% of the time. That sounds like a humble brag, and even a bit of victim blaming of people who do experience bullying. But being easygoing all the time as a disabled kid has a price, too. I'm not sure I would trade the experience for a different path, but I probably sacrificed a bit of integrity and maybe some opportunities never pursued so I could stay "a pleasure to have in class."
As for the school, I give it due credit ... especially my fellow students. On the other hand, it's probably easier to be inclusive when the person in question doesn't actually pose much more than a visual challenge.